Trail of Tears

Events

Roundup of Cherokee's Begins

May 23rd 1838

Severe Drought delays Removal Process

June 1838

Hundreds of Cherokee's Die in Overcrowded Stockades

July 1838

Removal Process Resumes

October 1838

Ice Blocks Path Across Mississippi River

November 1838

Harsh Winter Traps 5,000 Cherokee at Mississippi River

December 1838

First Groups reach Fort Gibson in Indian Territory

January 1839

Final Group Reachs Indian Territory

March 1839